Tuesday, 27 March 2012

FW: Lifetime Lab primary science goes international

Primary Science on Show Internationally


Primary School children in Luxembourg will get the opportunity to experience hands on science and maths workshops Cork style as local primary science centre Lifetime Lab participates in "Discovering the World Week" from March 26th to 30th.

Discovering the World is a science themed series of events and activities centred on delivering international educational experiences to primary school children in Luxembourg with participants selected from countries all over Europe. Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks was specifically identified as an ideal candidate for its "hands on" approach to promoting science and maths and is the only centre from Ireland and Britain to have been invited. 

Speaking about the opportunity Mervyn Horgan Manager of Lifetime Lab said "The invitation is a complement to our education programmes, to be identified internationally and invited to participate is a testament to the success of Lifetime Lab. He further said "Close to 8,000 primary school children, from senior infants to sixth classes experience a positive experience of science, maths, technology and engineering, you could say we are a science nursery, inspiring the minds of the future".

Lifetime Lab will deliver two distinct hands on workshops, "MathsWorks" explores a multi sensory approach to primary maths and "Simple Circuits" themed on electricity, to over 1000 children while in Luxembourg

Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks is Cork's primary science centre, an accredited discover primary science & maths venue and has received numerous international and national awards. For more information, please contact lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or 021 4941500 or go to www.lifetimelab.ie




Photos available on request


Contact Details

Name: Mervyn Horgan

Address: Lifetime Lab, Old Waterworks, Lee Road, Cork

Telephone:  021-4941500

Fax: 021-4941519

Email: lifetimelab@corkcity.ie


Notes to Editor


·         Photo available on request at imagedesk@provision.ie


·         Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Cork Waterworks on Lee Road. The site comprises of an interactive Visitor Centre and Steam Engine Room, Playground and Gardens, Modern Conference Room, School Resource Centre and Coffee Dock.


·         Lifetime Lab is an accredited Discover Primary Science & Maths (DPS&M) Centre and currently delivers hand on science and maths workshops to over 8000 primary school children per year.


·         Discovery the World runs from March 26th – 30th and is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche, http://www.fnr.lu/


·         All Lifetime Lab education programmes are relevant to the various curricula, as set by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment falling within the Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum.


·         Further information available from Lifetime Lab at: 021-4941500 or www.lifetimelab.ie



Mervyn Horgan

Lifetime Lab

Old Waterworks

Lee Road


021 4941500